Josh Kovensky

Josh Kovensky is a reporter for Talking Points Memo in New York City. He previously worked for the Kyiv Post in Ukraine, covering politics, business, and corruption there. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago.

Articles by Josh

Nearly every time that President Trump addressed the unprecedented and exploding scandal around his efforts to turn Ukraine into a disinformation factory last week, he mentioned one other thing: allegations involving Hunter Biden and China.

The Washington Post reported on Friday that Trump had asked a high-level go-between with Beijing about the accusations against the younger Biden.

It raises the question: does the pressure campaign on Ukraine extend further?

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As the House prepares to consider whether to impeach President Trump over an unprecedented plot to turn Ukraine into an opposition research factory, his personal attorney and associate Rudy Giuliani has decided to keep busy: he is scheduled to attend a pro-Russian conference in Armenia next month with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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In an explosive revelation Wednesday, the White House released call records showing President Trump pressing Ukraine’s president to dig up dirt on Joe Biden and to help in discrediting special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe.

Despite claims by Trump in advance of the release that the call was “perfect” and would be helpful to him, the record of the call showed Trump pressuring Ukraine on both fronts of the smear campaign being spearheaded by Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani.

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